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9 Feb 2017

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Building and Woodworker's International (Switzerland)

First BWI-SC Joint Inspection Conducted in Qatar

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The first joint inspections on 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ projects have been carried out by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) and the Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI)...In accordance with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed...a number of BWI representatives...from the United Kingdom and Finland, travelled to Doha to undertake the first of several joint inspections planned for 2017. The agreement is initially in effect for one year...Representatives from BWI spent two days with SC staff, including representatives from the SC’s Workers’ Welfare Division (WWD), Health and Safety Division (HSSE) and Technical Delivery Office (TDO)...[A]t Al Wakrah Stadium...BWI were provided access to the site to inspect OHS practices on-site and speak to workers about their conditions and treatment on the project...BWI inspectors were provided access to living accommodation facilities...SC Secretary General H.E. Hassan Al Thawadi considers the first joint inspections with BWI to be a significant milestone for the SC and the organisation’s workers’ welfare journey...“The initial feedback from BWI has been constructive and demonstrates the value of entering into this agreement. The Joint Working Group will now study the outcomes of these inspections and a report will be published in due course.”  

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